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Chain of Volcanoes Rumbles in Russian Far East

Six volcanoes on Far East Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula are showing signs of activity simultaneously for the first time in 60 years, according to vulcanologists.


ew090828dRussia’s Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says that Koryaksky, Shiveluch, Bezimyanny, Gorely, Karymsky and Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcanoes are expelling steam and gas at the same time.

While none of the volcanoes appear to threaten any populated areas, the institute says that Gorely might soon erupt for the first time in 22 years.

Vostok Media reports that water in Gorely’s crater lake is getting hotter, which indicates magma is rising from deep beneath the volcano.